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difference between Methodist church and church of England

Posted 18th Dec 2009
Can anyone tell me what the difference between a Methodist church and a church of England church is please??
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about 800 years
Methodism is a movement of Christianity represented by a number of organizations, claiming a total of approximately seventy million adherents worldwide.[1] The movement traces its roots to Reverend John Wesley's[2] evangelistic revival movement in the Anglican Church.[3][4][5] His younger brother Charles was instrumental in writing much of the hymnody of the Methodist Church.[6] George Whitefield, another significant leader in the movement, was known for his unorthodox ministry of itinerant open-air preaching.[7] Wesley, along with his brother and Whitefield, were branded as "Methodist" by opposing clergy within the Church of England.[8] Initially Whitefield and the Wesleys merely sought reform, by way of a return to the Gospel, within the Church of England, but the movement spread with revival and soon a significant number of Anglican clergy became known as Methodists in the mid eighteenth century.[9] The movement did not form a separate denomination in England until after John Wesley's death in 1795. Some 18th century branches of Methodism include, the earliest Methodists, Calvinistic Methodists, from the work of George Whitefield and Howell Harris,[10][11] the Welsh Methodists, and the Methodism of John Wesley. The influence of Whitefield and Lady Huntingdon on the Church of England was a factor in the founding of the Free Church of England in 1844. Through vigorous missionary activity Methodism spread throughout the British Empire, and the work of Whitefield from an early time introduced Methodism to the United States, and beyond.

Early Methodists were drawn from all levels of society, including the aristocracy,[1] but the Methodist preachers took the message to labourers and criminals who tended to be left outside of organised religion at that time.[citation needed] Wesley himself thought it wrong to preach outside a Church building until persuaded otherwise by Whitefield.[

The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[2] in England, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the oldest among the communion's thirty-eight independent national and regional churches. The Church also extends to the Isle of Man via the Diocese of Sodor and Man, while the Channel Islands form part of the Diocese of Winchester, and a number of Anglican communities in continental Europe, the former Soviet Union, Turkey and Morocco are formed into the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.

The Church of England understands itself to be both Catholic and Reformed:[3]

Catholic in that it views itself as a part of the universal church of Jesus Christ in unbroken continuity with the early apostolic and later medieval church. This is expressed in its strong emphasis on the teachings of the early Church Fathers, in particular as formalised in the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian creeds.[4]
Reformed to the extent that it has been shaped by some of the doctrinal and institutional principles of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. The more Reformed character finds expression in the Thirty-Nine Articles of religion, established as part of the settlement of religion under Queen Elizabeth I. The customs and liturgy of the Church of England, as expressed in the Book of Common Prayer, are based on pre-Reformation traditions but have been influenced by Reformation liturgical and doctrinal principles.[4]
Wow thats my xmas sermon over for this year....
thanks guys, anyone sum it up tho in fewer words!! LOL!
Same prayer book and dogma - just not so much with the booze. and that is from someone who went to a Methodist school.
That has answered my question to the word thank you,also I had no idea that the church of England was also close to the catholic religion so it's must be Roman catholic is the difference.
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